Immigration Executive Order: Impacts postdocs?

President Trump, at the Pentagon on Friday, signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” No visas will be issued for 90 days to migrants or visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. U.S. President Trump’s order has not only thrown citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries into confusion about who can travel to the U.S., but has stirred chaos that has rippled through US airports, including Philadelphia.

While Americans and foreign countries attempt to grasp Washington’s new policy, we wanted to know how this ban has affected postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and clinicians, in and around Philadelphia.

Please do share your stories by filling out this survey ( or write to the Editor-in-Chief of the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council Newsletter about how this ban impacts our scientific community on Information provided on the survey along with select stories will be posted on our internal site and select stories will be printed in the “special edition” of University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Council (BPC) Newsletter. We want to assure you that your responses will be completely anonymous. No personally identifiable information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information in any of the comment fields.

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